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Visit the Main Library’s Opportunity Space @ Patterson through May 11th. Country décor, craft ideas, comfort food, home decorating ideas, recipes, plus antiques and more from Country Living magazine. Download it on RBdigital with your Dayton Metro Library card: https://daytonmetro.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.rbdigital.com/daytonmetrooh/zinio

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Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
Need a resource for a new skill, personal or professional goal· Try Lynda…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
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Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Premier Health is offering a FREE three-week program designed to help you quit s…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, s…


Tomorrow at Main Library (10:00 AM)
iOS:If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apple…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questio…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (12:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


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  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a frie…


Tomorrow at Northmont (2:00 PM)
In this interactive workshop, learn the basics of Stop Motion Animation and work…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
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Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Are you a teenager about to enter the workforce for the first time· …


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Build and play with LEGOs at the Library! For ages 5-12.…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:30 PM)
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Tomorrow at Madden Hills (3:00 PM)
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Tomorrow at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Build with LEGOs and littleBits electronic modules. Bring a baseplate if you hav…


Monday at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Monday at Main Library (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization servic…


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
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Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Monday at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Celebrate the season with a mix of poetry, flowers and a special spring craft.&n…


Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Monday at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at Northmont (4:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at Kettering (5:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
This class will show you how to write an effective resume and cover letter to p…

           

Dayton Metro Library Selects Architects

The Dayton Metro Library has selected the Dayton Design Collaborative – a partnership among LWC, Levin Porter, and Ruetschle – to be the Architect of Record for the first segment of its facilities plan. These three local firms will work with Group 4 Architecture, a national firm with extensive library experience, to design five distinct facilities. The first five projects are: renovate and expand the Main Library downtown; build a new neighborhood library in Northwest Dayton that will be the largest branch in the system; renovate and expand the Miami Township branch; renovate the historic E.C. Doren branch; and establish an operations center to reduce costs by moving support functions out of the Main Library.

Four other firms were pre-qualified for consideration for the 13 projects slated for the remaining three segments of the facilities plan:

  • Bostwick Design Partnership with APP Architecture
  • HBM Architects
  • John Poe Architects and Annette Miller Architects
  • Matrix/Moody-Nolan

"When interviewing the finalists we wanted to be certain the firms selected really understood the special mission of a library," said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. "These cannot just be attractive buildings. They must also be functional, cost effective, and lasting," he said.

The firms were selected by a committee comprised of members of the Dayton Metro Library Board of Trustees and senior library staff after reviewing proposals received through an open Request for Qualifications process. The RFQ specified a team approach to ensure that the project will be designed by professionals with a strong local presence and proven expertise creating libraries for 21st century needs. The Architect of Record had to be a Montgomery County firm, and proposals were scored on the quality and capacity of the local firm. Other selection criteria included documented experience creating inspiring library designs, quality of supporting consultants, experience with Main libraries, and the ability to design all projects in the initial segment.

"We are excited about the capabilities and vision the selected firms will bring to the process to transform our libraries to meet the current and future needs of our community," said Kambitsch.

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